This study guide will help you analyse the speech “The danger of a single story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which was presented at an official TED conference in July 2009. You can also find a summary of the speech, as well as inspiration for discussing it and putting it into perspective. In these notes, we will also focus on how Adichie engages her audience, her use of the term “a single story”, and on the issue of cultural ignorance.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The danger of a single story” (2009)
Sender: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is a Nigerian writer. She is a notable feminist and promoter of African literature. Her works have received several awards and reflect her interest in African culture and the position of women in society.
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